Sukkot, Judaism's Feast of Tabernacles, follows quickly after Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. That means there is a lot of holiday cooking and guest entertaining to do in a short amount of time. Fortunately, it is possible to devise menus full of special, festive recipes that are both quick to prepare and easy to serve in a Sukkah.
Sukkot Dinner Meal
- Roasted Carrot, Apple, and Celery Soup: Roasting intensifies the flavors and smooths the texture of the produce in this vibrant Carrot, Apple, and Celery Soup. Make the pareve version (sans butter) to start this meat-based holiday meal.
- Meat Stuffed Peppers: You can use ground beef or turkey in this recipe from Giora Shimoni. He says "stuffing peppers is much easier than stuffing cabbage leaves, and the resulting dish is just as delicious." If you prefer cabbage to peppers, check out Shimoni's Unstuffed Cabbage recipe, which is equally easy!
- Apricot Lime Chicken, Potato, and Broccoli Sheet Pan Dinner: It doesn't get much easier -- in terms of prep or speedy cleanup -- than this delicious one pan dinner. Bonus: cooking the saucy chicken together with the potatoes and broccoli infuses the veggies with flavor.
- Apple and Dried Cherry Crisp: Showcase fall's new crop of apples in this wholesome, dairy-free Apple and Dried Cherry Crisp. Because the crunchy crisp topping contains no butter, the flavors of the fruit, oats and nuts can really shine through.
Sukkot Lunch Meal
- Pomegranate Apple Salad
- Crispy Salt and Pepper Chicken with Caramelized Fennel and Shallots: This elegant recipe from Jamie Geller couldn't be simpler to put together.
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets: With its gorgeous colors and a nice balance of sweet and savory flavors, this easy-to-prepare side dish highlights fall's delicious root vegetables.
- Forbidden Rice Salad with Apricots and Hazelnuts: Gorgeous purple rice, studded with dried apricots and toasted hazelnuts, is tossed in a light rice vinegar-based dressing in a dish that makes a wonderful complement to this fall menu.
- Spiced Chocolate Chip Banana Bread: Spiced with warming cardamom, ginger, vanilla and nutmeg, and studded with rich dark chocolate, this unusual banana bread is great with coffee.
Looking for more menu ideas? Check out this Festive Vegetarian Sukkot Menu, featuring a delicious vegan challah, an elegant mushroom soup, a harvest-driven pot pie, and more! And if you've got a tradition to enjoy stuffed foods on Sukkot and Simchat Torah, you'll find lots of delicious recipe ideas here.